Athletic Bilbao

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Athletic Club
Fou name Athletic Club
Elk-name(s) Los Leones (The Lions)
Foondit 1898; 119 years ago (1898)
Grund San Mamés, Bilbao
(capacity: 53,332)
Preses Josu Urrutia
Manager Ernesto Valverde
League La Liga
2014–15 La Liga, 4t
Wabsteid Club hame page
Home colours
Away colours
Current season

Athletic Club, kent commonly as Athletic Bilbao an aw, is a profeesional fitbaa club, based in Bilbao, Biscay, Spain.[1]

The club haes played in La Liga syne its stairt in 1929. They hae wan the league on aicht occasions. In the historical clessification o La Liga, Athletic are in fowert place an ane o anerly three clubs whilk hae niver been relegate frae the Liga, the ithers bein Real Madrid an FC Barcelona. The club haes a weemen's team an aw, whilk haes wan fower championships in the Primera División Femenina.

The club is kent for its cantera policy o bringin young Basque players throu the ranks, as weel as recruitin tap Basque players frae ither clubs (like Joseba Etxeberria an Javi Martínez). Athletic offeecial policy is signin profeesional players native tae or trained in fitbaa in the greater Basque Kintra, includin Biscay, Gipuzkoa, Álava an Navarre (in Spain); an Labourd, Soule an Lawer Navarre (in Fraunce). This haes gained Athletic baith admirers an critics. The club haes been praised for promotin hame grown players an club loyalty. Athletic is ane o anerly three profeesional clubs in Spain in La Liga (the ithers bein Real Madrid an Barcelona) that is no a sports corporation; it is awned an operatit bi its club members.

Athletic's main rival is Real Sociedad, again wham it plays the Basque derby. Anither Basque rival is CA Osasuna.

Honours[eedit | eedit soorce]

Naitional toornaments[eedit | eedit soorce]

Winners (8): 1929–30, 1930–31, 1933–34, 1935–36, 1942–43, 1955–56, 1982–83, 1983–84.
Runners-up (7): 1931–32, 1932–33, 1940–41, 1946–47, 1951–52, 1969–70, 1997–98.
Winners (23[2]): 1903, 1904, 1910, 1911, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1921, 1923, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1943, 1944, 1944–45, 1949–50, 1955, 1956, 1958, 1969, 1972–73, 1983–84.
Runners-up (13): 1905, 1906, 1913, 1920, 1942, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1976–77, 1984–85, 2008–09, 2011–12.
Winners (1): 1984*.
(* Wan Copa del Rey an La Liga)
Runners-up (2): 1983, 2009.
Winners (1): 1950.[4]
Runners-up (1): 1945

Internaitional toornaments[eedit | eedit soorce]

Runners-up (2): 1976–77, 2011–12.
Winners (1): 1967.
Runners-up (1): 1956.
Runners-up (1): 1983.

Regional toornaments[eedit | eedit soorce]

Basque Cup

  • Winners (1): 1935.

Northren Championship / Biscay Championship

  • Winners (17): 1914, 1915, 1916, 1920, 1921, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1939, 1940.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Official name". Athletic-club.net. Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  2. Note:Bodies differ on the number o Copa wins Athletic Club hae been creditit wi. The 1902 competition wis won by Bizcaya, a team made up o players frae Athletic Club and Bilbao FC. In 1903 thir two clubs merged as Athletic Club. The 1902 cup is on display in the Athletic museum [1] an the club includes it in its ain honours list. [2]. Housomever LFP and RFEF official statistics dinna include this as an Athletic win.
  3. Note:"Eva Duarte Cup" competition wis the predecessor o the current "Spainyie Supercup", acause they face the league champion again the champion o the "Copa del Rey".
  4. The Copa Eva Duarte wis anerly recognisit an organisit wi that name bi the RFEF frae 1947 till 1953, an tharefore Athletic Bilbao's runners-up medal in the "Copa de Oro Argentina" o 1945 is no includit in this coont.

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